Review in Brief: Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

With EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (there’s probably a reason for the two exclamation marks) nobody is especially likeable, Richard Linklater is on very comfortable ground and it could be argued he doesn’t exactly stretch himself, but it comes from a real place nonetheless. The best sequence in the film sees the house-sharing baseball team hurriedly changing clothes and personas as they move from punk bar to country and western bar to performing arts school party over the course of a night. The boys put a lot of thought into how they look and whether they will fit in, but sooner or later any pretense falls by the wayside and they realise they can just be themselves. It’s a beguiling watch despite the fact that not a lot happens, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll get the most out of it if you’re really into either/or baseball or 70s music, though the film isn’t really about either. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

I'm not paid to write about film - I do it because I love it. Favourites include Sam Mendes, Guillermo del Toro, Bong Joon-ho, Steven Spielberg, Danny Boyle, Edgar Wright, Taika Waititi and the Coen Brothers. All reviews and articles are original works owned by me. They represent one man's opinion, and I'm more than happy to engage in civilised debate if you disagree.
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